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Fried Zucchini With Panko

I've been growing cocozelle zucchini in my backyard aquaponics system, which has provided my family with several wonderful dinners so far. The cocozelle zucchini...

No MSG Takuan

Ah, takuan - those teeny, tiny, delightfully crunchy pieces of bright yellow radish that we can never get enough of in a Japanese bento....

Hot And Sour Green Cabbage

Fast and easy side dishes are wonderful. They use simple ingredients that are often left over and can be prepped in just a few...

Sugar-Free Namasu

My family (and extended family) love to eat namasu. It's a pretty healthy side dish that's both pleasing to the eye and matches well...

Daikon Kimchi

Daikon kimchee is a family favorite, but if you were to ask my Dad, he adores this recipe. He eats it at dinner every...

Green Beans Stir Fry

Our green bean plants have been doing really well these past few days. So well in fact, they're growing faster than we can eat...

Leafy Greens Stir Fry

It's sometimes a chore to get people to eat dark green vegetables, so Mom has made it a habit to cook leafy greens in...

Half-Green Papaya Namasu With Ginger

We have a lot of papaya trees in our yard. Mom always makes sure we have them because they practically give fruit away for...

Green Onion Pie

This is hands down my #1 favorite traditional Chinese dish. My Mom would make this once in a while and I remember requesting it...

Green Cabbage Kimchee

Mom reserves cabbage kimchee for those days when we're totally out of kimchee and she doesn't want to spend a lot of time making...

Pickled Wakame Salad

If you're in the mood for a cheap, tasty, and refreshing salad, give this pickled wakame (seaweed) salad a try. It's a very simple...

Pickled Cucumbers With Sichuan Peppers

Mom takes Japanese tsukemono up a notch by adding some spicy sichuan peppers to the mix. These are my favorite so far! These pickled cucumbers...

Pickled Cucumbers And Sweet Onions

It's been raining a lot here in Hawaii, which means the farm has been exploding with cucumbers. With the excess of cucumbers arriving at...

Pickled Daikon Leaves

Pickled daikon leaves is one of my Dad's favorite toppings on his rice. It's a simple taste and each bite adds a flavorful crunch....

Tag: Vegetables

How I Grow Big Daikon In My IBC Aquaponic Systems

Mom has been growing daikon (white radish) for many, many years right in our yard. We doubted daikon would grow well in my aquaponic systems (both Japanese and Korean), but decided to try it out anyway. Turns out, they...

Upgrading My Solids Filter To A Radial Flow Settler (Chop-And-Flip IBC Aquaponics)

I've had my two IBC chop-and-flip aquaponics systems for about half a year now and over time I've realized that I hate cleaning the solids filter I had originally installed. My solids filters were buckets filled with shade cloth,...

Salt And Pepper Shrimp

I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but I love deep-fried shrimp that leaves the shell so crunchy that you can eat it. My Mom's salt and pepper shrimp recipe is one of my personal favorites and I definitely wanted...

Walking The Pathways At The Ko Olina Lagoons (End Polio Now Awareness Walk)

My friend Sarah volunteers with the Kapolei Rotary and since she knew I needed a break from being cooped up in the house, she invited me to join their End Polio Now walk along the four Ko Olina lagoons....

Outdoor Brunch At Kalapawai Cafe & Deli In Kapolei

What's neat about Kalapawai Market's Cafe & Deli in Kapolei is that it's made to look a bit old school. The original Kalapawai Market first appeared in 1932 in Kailua and played a part in the culture of their...